Series: O'Connor Family #2
Published by KR Presss LLC on March 14th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She never wanted perfection, but that’s what she finds.
Pastry chef, Fallon O’Connor is torn between her dreams and her obligations. Right before she reluctantly sets off for a degree she doesn’t want, she’s reeling from a mind-blowing encounter with Mr. Perfect. But one sexy, toe-curling kiss isn’t nearly enough when a Boy Scout like Sheriff Fulton lights her fire.
After one delectable taste, he’s never letting her go.
Brad Fulton would do anything for more time with Fallon. After all, he’s wanted a chance with her ever since she moved back to town. And just when things start to heat up, Fallon starts packing her bags—for a future without him. Now, it’s up to Brad to show Fallon that everything she’s ever wanted is right in Holly, North Carolina. But can Fallon trust her heart enough to stay?
I have become a major fan of Katie Reus. The first book in her contemporary romance series (a departure from her romantic suspense), Merry Christmas, Baby, was pretty adorable, so I was definitely excited to read the second book. Tease Me, Baby by Katie Reus was a cute, quick novella, however it won’t stick with me.
Tease Me, Baby is about pastry chef Fallon O’Connor and sheriff Brad Fulton. It’s set in adorable Holly, North Carolina, where it’s Christmas all year round. Fallon feels like an underachiever in her successful family, but she’s been accepted into culinary school on the west coast and leaves in a few weeks. But then she and Brad get together, which complicates things. Fallon has to decide if she really wants to go to culinary school.
So, Fallon is all set to leave Holly in just a few weeks, but she can’t stop thinking of a kiss she shared with Brad on Christmas Eve. Brad can’t stop thinking about it either. Fallon is a bet hesitant to start anything with Brad because she’s leaving, but of course they can’t resist each other. Fallon and Brad definitely had a connection, and I felt that connection. I totally wanted them to be together.
I liked Fallon. I didn’t love her, but I liked her. I understand that she was struggling with where to go in life. She feels like she has to attend culinary school, even though she really doesn’t want to go. I thought it was a little weird, though, and difficult to understand why she felt like her family was let down by her. Because I never got that impression from her mother. Maybe that’s just a flaw of this being a novella. There isn’t a lot of time to really expand on things.
I loved Brad, but I also love a man in uniform. He’s responsible and kind and totally sexy. I loved how supportive of Fallon he was. Whether she wanted to go to culinary school for a couple years, or stay in Holly, Brad was committed to helping her and finding a way to make things work between them. That so floats my boat.
I enjoyed Tease Me Baby, and I’m excited to read the next one in the series. I loved Brad, liked Fallon, and really loved the small-town setting. I prefer Reus’s Red Stone Security series, but this was a cute little read.